If you think your mother-in-law is in your neighborhood and is planning to drop by then you don’t need to panic. All you need to do is relax and analyze the situation. The place where she will be spending most of her time, occasional lounge sittings and playing with the kids in the living room. Once you have decided which areas she will be utilizing the most, you need to focus on those areas only.
Equip yourself with all sorts of cleaning tools and gadgets because you are now going to fake it:
- Cloth and paper towels
- Disposable wipes for cleaning
- Multi-Purpose sprays
Now you are all set to learn the art of illusive cleaning and create a spotless home with the following five tips:
Vacuum the main walks ways and Entry
Instant vacuuming makes the house feel a lot cleaner. You can start by cleaning your hallways and entry way using a vacuum cleaner. You should be aware of dust bunnies and stray hairs that settle in corners and are usually ignored.
If you have dirty dishes and old cluttered crockery lying around then your house is screaming for proper cleaning. If your little ones are creating a mess, then grab a basket for your laundry and collect all the clothes from room to room. You can make things organized by putting unread mail and magazines in a decorative basket. If there are too many clothes, then you should temporarily put them in your garage, a place where guests rarely go.
Wipe it and Tidy UP
Organizing the beds is the simplest manner to tidy up a bed. If you have dirty bed sheets then all you need to do is pull up your comforters so your guests will not notice the dirty bed sheets. Folding blankets and fluffing up your pillows will enhance the tidy look.
Remove pet hair by brushing your couches and other areas with a lint brush. Next you need to use a duster and clean the surfaces that are easily visible.
You can also fake a tidy bathroom by putting away dirty towels and replacing them with fresh ones. Use disinfecting wipes to clean your wash basin and use the all-purpose cleaner to clean the mirrors of all your bathrooms. Make sure your toilet paper and soap dispenser are stocked.
Removing any possible odors and funny smells is only possible by proper waste disposal. You can use an air neutralizer, room freshener or a scented candle to create a “breathe-easy” environment. Keep in mind that you should turn on the air condition and keep you windows open when you are treating the air around you. Sun light and fresh air will always create a healthy environment in your home and makes it feel cleaner.
Applying a Personal Touch
You can distract your guests from any possible clutter or messes with tempting foods or confectionaries. Baking chocolate-chip biscuits will do the job. It keeps your guests distracted while filling the air with the sweet aroma. You can also add a few flowers to vases in your lounge and living room as flowers act as air-neutralizers.